Oswalt first began performing standup comedy in the late 1980s or early 1990s, by his own reckoning. After writing for MADtv and starring in his own 1996 comedy special for HBO, he went on to garner notable roles in films and television shows. His most prominent and long-running role was as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens. His first starring film role was as the voice of Remy, the lead character in the 2007 Pixar film Ratatouille. He has also appeared in smaller roles in such films as Magnolia and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He lent his voice as in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as a caller on the WTCR show "The Tight End Zone", and was the voice of a caller on "Chatterbox" on LCFR in the game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He was also the voice of a reporter on "New World Order", a radio show on VCPR in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
Oswalt wrote the comic book story "JLA: Welcome to the Working Week", a backup story in Batman #600; a story for Dwight T. Albatross's The Goon Noir #01 and a story for Masks: Too Hot for TV. Expanding his voice artist repertoire, he began voicing the villainous character "Tobey" on PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl in 2007. He also appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. In August 2007, he appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2007, he appeared on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, "The Original Fry Cook", as Jim. He also appears as Carl, the Corndog Hut's mascot in American Hi-Fi's music video for "Another Perfect Day". He also appears in an episode of Static Shock. On June 27, 2007, Oswalt was a special guest on the Emeril Live program on the Food Network to promote Ratatouille. Other recent appearances include an episode of Venture Bros. where he voiced an aging boy adventurer Robin parody. In 2008 Oswalt moderated a reunion panel of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
In 2009, Oswalt played Paul Aufiero, the leading role in Robert D. Siegel's 2009 directorial debut, Big Fan. He was to star in a 2010 Broadway revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. However, the show was postponed then eventually canceled due to Megan Mullally's departure from the production when the director denied her request to replace Oswalt due to his lack of stage experience.
He starred in the Showtime drama The United States of Tara as Neil, an employee of Four Winds Landscaping. He also provides the voice of Thrasher, a robot protagonist from the new Cartoon Network show, Robotomy.
In January 2011, Oswalt released his first book, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.
In November 2011, Oswalt played the role of Hurlan Heartshe in the surrealist comedy miniseries The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. In 2011, Oswalt also played the role of Matt Freehauf in Jason Reitman's black comedy Young Adult.
Earlier this month, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson unveiled his Kickstarter campaign for a reboot of the beloved series. In just a few short weeks, the campaign has raised $3.4 million, enough to fund six new episodes, while the creator has announced several new cast members. Yesterday, Joel Hodgson posted another update on his Kickstarter page, unveiling the final cast member, Patton Oswalt, who is playing the new Evil Henchman.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter campaign has just 10 days left, and they currently 60% funded, $2 million short of their $5.5 million goal. If the campaign raises $4.4 million, episodes 7 through 9 will be unlocked, with a full season of 12 episodes coming if they reach $5.5 million. You can check out the Kickstarter page to learn more about the projects and the rewards for contributing.Read More
Patton Oswalt added that he would like to see M. Night Shyamalan back to direct both of these sequels and, as it turns out, the director himself watched Patton Oswalt's video, revealing on his Twitter page that he may even fly Patton Oswalt out to his home city of Philadelphia to help him "crack" the sequel. Of course, there has been talk of an Unbreakable sequel in the past, but what do you think about Patton Oswalt's ideas? Check out the full video then chime in with your thoughts below.
I may need to fly @pattonoswalt out to Philly to help me crack the Unbreakable sequel. Love the enthusiasm! http://t.co/91LxpI0cVx— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) March 6, 2015Read More
ABC has debuted the first promo for next week's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "Turn, Turn, Turn", airing Tuesday, April 8 at 8 PM ET, which will shake up the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. universe. This is the first episode that airs after Marvel's Phase Two adventure Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuts in theaters, and while this footage doesn't feature an obvious correlation between the two, huge changes are most definitely coming next week, as you will see in Captain America: The Winter Soldier this weekend. Check out the video, then read on for more details regarding the April 15 episode, "Providence", along with new photos of Patton Oswalt as Agent Eric Koenig.
Following the first look at Patton Oswalt's Agent Eric Koenig in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from last month, we have new photos from next week's episode, "Providence", airing Tuesday, April 15 at 8 PM ET on ABC. Also featured are Agent Garrett (Bill Paxton), Agent Triplett (B.J. Britt), Raina (Ruth Negga), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Agent Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) and Skye (Chloe Bennet). Stay tuned for more photos and footage before this episode airs in two weeks.Read More